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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Game?

By John Kelly
Friday, April 1, 2005; Page C08

At bat today: more worthy entries from our Washington Nationals poetry contest. Remember that these poems are best when read out loud, ideally while holding a daffodil in one hand and an overpriced ballpark beer in the other.

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To get our summer fix

Of pricey beers and lusty cheers

And boys with balls and sticks.

We've monuments tall, round and flat

Of every stone and hue

And now that 34 years have passed

D.C.'s back in red, white and blue.

Hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack

Just a few of baseball's pleasures

We now can treasure the Nationals

As one of our national treasures.

-- Terry Gormley, Rockville


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